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Sumathi Rao


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Public Health Advocacy, Strategic CSR, and Non Profit management leader, with experience in advising Corporate, and NGO’s to manage social sector programs with good social return on investment and measurable impact. Former journalist and Director Communications and Sustainability Philips India.

Experience in leading, mentoring and monitoring healthcare programs for women and child health, non -communicable diseases, sanitation, education, nutrition and skill development. Driven award winning media advocacy and awareness programs on breast cancer, sleep awareness, respiratory, nutrition and women and NCD prevention. Work closely with companies, government and industry bodies.

Some key achievements Healthcare: - Created programs for access to Healthcare for women and children, aligned to UN SDG goal 3. Managing several projects across India. Focus on women and child care, in RMNCH&A cycle, driving initiatives and measuring them to reduce infant mortality through uptake of institutional deliveries, better reproductive health , immunization, sanitation, pre -natal and post- natal care.

Education and Skill Development: Adopted and worked with government schools for WASH initiatives and science education, conceptualized “Philips Paatshala" worked on science sensitization modules, adolescent workshops, training against child abuse and computer training.

Leadership Training –Diversity coach and mentor, media training and strategy across traditional and new age media both for B2B and B2C, storytelling, personal branding and gender sensitization. Good Success and specialty in Leadership Communication.

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